Covanta Delano Biomass Power Plant is a 50MW biopower project. It is located in California, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1990.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 50 50 Active California, the US


The project is currently owned by Covanta Holding.

Wood waste which is a kind of wood by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1990.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to San Diego Gas & Electric under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

ABB was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The project consists of 2 steam turbines.

Energy Products of Idaho supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 400TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 1,028Degree Celsius. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 1,250psig.


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